Bakkt Wins Regulatory Approval to Launch Bitcoin Futures

Bakkt has won approval from US regulators to trade physically-settled bitcoin futures, a move many believe would legitimize the cryptocurrency industry before institutional investors. The Intercontinental Exchange’s subsidiary announced on Friday that the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) had given them clearance to acquire a New York state trust charter. That would provide […]

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These Bitcoin Users Want DAI and DeFi – Here’s How They Plan to Get It

Summa co-founder James Prestwich wants to bridge the great divide: bitcoin vs. ethereum. Now his firm is teaming up with fellow blockchain startup Keep to launch the Cross-Chain Working Group, which aims to create a protocol for using bitcoin on ethereum-based systems. The group hosted its first meeting on Thursday with more than 40 participants, […]

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Two Economists. Two Views on Bitcoin’s Ability to Disrupt Fiat Money

“Half of the audience here is like, ‘I hope you die in a fire.’” As a libertarian, comedian and podcast host Dave Smith has a lot of common ground with bitcoin enthusiasts, who have a reputation for having a libertarian bent. But when he and others argue that bitcoin isn’t going to replace government-issued currencies, […]

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